Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

by Rebecca Barrett


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ISBN-13: 9780966395495
Publisher: KaliOka Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

As a child growing up in the rural South, Rebecca Barrett became a lifelong reader and story teller with the arrival of the Bookmobile. That marvelous innovation of the county library system opened the door onto the greater world for her and set her on a path of tall tales that has been a vital part of her life since she was eight.
There were always cats and dogs on the farm. Dogs were easy, but cats, now that was a whole other story. The study of cats gives life to all kinds of personalities and creates a wealth of characters in a child's mind, especially if you're the only girl in a small community rife with rough and tumble boys. So, now, all those hours spent spinning stories around her cats has spurred her imagination to enter the world of Trouble, the Sherlock of black cat detectives.
Trouble in Paradise is Rebecca Barrett's second book in the Familiar Legacy mystery series. She also writes historical women's fiction. Road's End is set in the South between the two world wars and is a story of love, betrayal, and dark secrets of three generations of Carroll women ruled by passion. Samples of her short stories and children's stories can be found on her website.

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Trouble in Paradise 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Love this series. Fun to read.
eekthatsus More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Trouble navigates the twists and turns of this mystery as well as his idol, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch)) would. And he keeps the humans on the straight and narrow. I loved the Key West location and the Hemingway cats. Wonderful beach read! Where will Trouble be next??? I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Bfoerst More than 1 year ago
Trouble is visiting Key West while Tammy Lynn is on a cruise. He’s staying at a small bread and breakfast run by Ginger. The bread and breakfast has been in Ginger’s family for years. One of the guests is found dead in her room leading Trouble on the trail of the murderer. This is another great Trouble mystery and I was excited to read an advanced copy.
QueenPeng4444 More than 1 year ago
Murder and mayhem in Key West, Florida? You bet there is a whole lot of Trouble when the highly superior feline detective is on the case. Our black Sherlockian cat, Trouble is visiting Ginger Browne, the owner of the Paradise Bed and Breakfast on holiday. Ginger's friend, Trout, the sea captain, was there to pick up Liberty Anderson, one of the Paradise's guests for a guided boat tour for a mysterious reason. Unfortunately, Liberty is not up to make this tour, she is found dead in the Toucan suite by Trouble, Ginger and Trout. The suspect list is growing longer in this case,as to who murdered Liberty? Ginger, Trout, Detective Duncan Moore, along with Trout are the case to solve the murder, along with a a missing person case. Megs and Bartholomew, the Hemingway cats, befriended Trouble to assist with the murder with unusual responses that has Trouble questioning the various guests' motives for staying at the Paradise. This is an interesting read with several twists and turns throughout the story. The author used local slang for the locals that I did not know. This explanation appeared in the middle of the storyline which told the story of the creation of term for the locals of the Florida Keys. The action does pick up during the middle of the story at a good pace with the addition of a missing person mystery. The two plots were effortlessly weaved together to lead the reader to believe that one suspect for both mysteries behind both crimes until the end of the story. She did an outstanding job of staging the scenes for the murder and the missing person reveal very well. Throughout the story, the hint of a possible romance between Trout and Ginger is an excellent addition to this interesting plotline.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Trouble in Paradise by Rebecca Barrett is another adventure with the cat, Trouble, who is staying in Key West, FL while his owner is on a cruise. Trouble doesn't have long to settle into the Paradise B&B when a suspicious death happens at the B&B. The local police write it off as a date rape gone wrong when they find alcohol and GHB in the victim's bloodstream but Trouble isn't so sure. Neither is Georgia, the owner of the B&B and her friend Trout. Soon their is a cast of characters that all seem to have multiple motives to be in Key West which might or might not have to do with the victim. Twists, red herrings, Hemingway cats and clues that keep Georgia and Trout guessing until the reveal. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from KaliOka Press. All of the above opinions are my own.
Dmaxtownsend More than 1 year ago
We find our witty feline detective in Paradise—Key West to be exact. Once again our traveling sleuth has landed in the midst of a mystery when a body is found at a local Bed and Breakfast. Trouble is staying with Ginger, owner Tammy Lee’s friend. This Cumberbatch-like detective leads and pushes his hostess and her new love toward clues and answers, all while exploring this legendary piece of Paradise. As a part-time Floridian, I enjoyed this look at the life of the islanders. Trouble is fascinated by the legendary six-toed (or is it seven?) Hemingway cats roaming the island. His efforts to communicate with them and even to understand them is both fun and funny! Also, the introductory T.S. Eliot quote that “a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES” is just so right! You’ll see what I mean when you read it! The mystery is complex, more intricate than what I’ve come to expect in a cozy. Which makes it more fun for this reader. And there are characters here who are laugh out loud funny; the ex-wife was a hoot! But the best part of the book for me is the way Key West life is interwoven into the story. The chickens, history, food, bars, all lend character to the story. Nicely done. Now just where will we find Trouble next? I so enjoy his travels!